In How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof and The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, Peter Schiff, presents economics in two informative, yet thoroughly entertaining tales. The illustrations were previously published by Peter Schiff's father, Irwin A. Schiff, a trader and financial expert. The book takes complex economic issues and distills them into a rousing allegory. For example, a story takes place on a tropical island where hunter-gatherer cavemen struggle daily to catch fish for basic survival. As the economy of the island becomes increasingly dynamic, institutions and government entities develop to protect the islanders' savings and assets, and Schiff explains the complexities that accompany this growth. With wit and humor, Schiff explains the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, and many other topical principles of economic theory. The tales leave you with a powerful understanding of inflation and the abuses of the monetary system. How an Economy Grows is an insightful illustrated book that both entertains and teaches readers about the economic system.
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